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#Road Safety

# road-safety - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Man in his 70s seriously injured after being struck by car

The crash happened around 10pm last night in Scotstown.

# road-safety - Monday 9 January, 2017

Most people want drink drivers to be publicly named and shamed

Meanwhile, just over half of people want drink driving alcohol limits to remain unchanged.

Driver stopped for not wearing seatbelt - has no licence, insurance, NCT or tax

Their 4x4 was seized and they will appear in court.

# road-safety - Friday 6 January, 2017

Over 150 unaccompanied learner drivers involved in serious or fatal collisions in last five years

Meanwhile, the Road Safety Authority is looking into establishing a public database of disqualified drivers.

# road-safety - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Shane Ross considering 'naming and shaming' drink drivers like tax defaulters

Meanwhile, a Fine Gael MEP has called for breathalysers to be installed in the cars of repeat offenders.

# road-safety - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

'Very bad year for road safety' sees more deaths and more fatal crashes

Speeding, drink driving, non-seatbelt wearing and using a mobile phones are among the chief causes.

# road-safety - Saturday 31 December, 2016

There have been 25 more deaths on Irish roads so far this year than in 2015

The Road Safety Authority and An Garda Síochana are urging people not to drink and drive this weekend.

# road-safety - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Driver three times over alcohol limit from drinking the night before

Gardaí say getting behind the wheel after a night of drinking remains a big problem.

# road-safety - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Gardaí given new powers to test drivers for drugs at roadside

A number of new measures about drug driving, written-off vehicles and uninsured drivers have been given the green light.

# road-safety - Thursday 1 December, 2016

This heartbreaking video should stop drink drivers in their tracks this Christmas

The parents of Ciarán Treacy remember the worst day of their lives – as do all who attended the four-year-old’s tiny body.

# road-safety - Monday 28 November, 2016

Do I need to put winter tyres on my car?

Winter tyres are mandatory in some European countries, but not in Ireland.

# road-safety - Monday 21 November, 2016

Man (30s) killed after car leaves road and overturns

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the single car collision.

# road-safety - Friday 18 November, 2016

Almost one in five road death victims in 2013 tested positive for illegal drugs

Prescription medication almost as common as alcohol in road deaths, according to RSA report.

Poll: Should penalty points be increased for using a phone while driving? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should penalty points be increased for using a phone while driving?

The RSA says increased penalty points have resulted in changes in the behaviour of drivers.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# road-safety - Sunday 13 November, 2016

Father of man killed in car crash: "Please, please slow down"

“Families have had enough heartache.”

# road-safety - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Driver caught doing 216km/hour in 100km zone N7

Driver caught doing 216km/hour in 100km zone

The driver was arrested and the car seized as it had no insurance.

# road-safety - Saturday 29 October, 2016

Drivers warned of dangers of darker evenings, as clocks go back by an hour tonight

Summertime officially ends at 2am overnight tonight.

# road-safety - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Eight road deaths in four days: Are garda numbers and the housing crisis making things worse?

The Road Safety Authority is worried about an increasing trend.

# road-safety - Monday 24 October, 2016

Drunk driver arrested after cutting in front of patrol car while holding mobile phone

The car had no tax or insurance and gardaí found empty alcohol bottles and cans in it.

# road-safety - Monday 10 October, 2016

Gardaí arrest motorcyclist caught doing 218km/hour in Limerick

The man will appear in court later this month.

# road-safety - Thursday 6 October, 2016

European award for Cork woman who lost family in crash with suicidal driver

Twomey lost her husband, infant son and unborn daughter when a suicidal driver hit their car during a holiday in Torquay, England, four years ago.

# road-safety - Monday 3 October, 2016

Alcohol a factor in almost one third of fatal motorcycle crashes

Speed also played a role in half of crashes where someone died.

# road-safety - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Video: ESB pole flattened as hay bales tumble from truck in Ardee

A truck shed its load of hay bales causing damage to Bridge Street in Ardee yesterday morning.

# road-safety - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Lollipop men and women are to be fitted with hidden cameras

A pilot scheme is taking place in Mayo and Kildare.

# road-safety - Monday 12 September, 2016

QUIZ: How Well Do You Remember The Rules of the Road?

Buckle up – we’re going to tell you.

The 7 tips you need for driving in wet weather

Essential driving advice to help keep you and other road users safe when the roads get wet.

# road-safety - Thursday 8 September, 2016

Questions on drink driving will be added to the driver theory test

Between 2008 and 2012, alcohol was a factor in 38% of fatal collisions, claiming the lives of 286 people.

# road-safety - Monday 5 September, 2016

Car tip: Keep kids safe for the school run by using the right seat

Stay on the right side of the law and keep your precious cargo safe by using the correct restraint system.

Poll: Should cycling be part of the school curriculum? Your Say This post contains a poll

# road-safety - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Gardaí catch learner driver doing 159km/hour in Limerick

The driver was unaccompanied, not displaying L-plates, and had no tax or insurance.

# road-safety - Sunday 24 July, 2016

Gardaí stop to help driver with flat tyre ... end up impounding car That Escalated Quickly This post contains images

Gardaí stop to help driver with flat tyre ... end up impounding car

The driver had no insurance, no NCT certificate or no tax.

# road-safety - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Gardaí warn people not to play Pokémon Go while driving

Put down the phone.

# road-safety - Monday 18 July, 2016

Car tip: Lighting up during the day saves lives

Research shows that using your lights during the day reduces the risk of collisions.

# road-safety - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

Should there be a 30km per hour speed limit in more residential areas?

Dublin City Council wants to know what you think.

# road-safety - Monday 11 July, 2016

Major anti-drinking driving blitz launched as road deaths jump 15% in a year

A total of 87 people have died on the roads so far this year, 10 more than in 2015.

# road-safety - Friday 17 June, 2016

Five points of advice for football fans planning on having a drink tomorrow

The Road Safety Authority is warning that “almost half of pedestrians killed on our roads have consumed alcohol”.

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